Virtual School Meanderings

July 1, 2017

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News Today.

TODAY’S TOP NEWS

Teachers: 6 social assignments for online learning

online assignment

Online learning students, like any other students, like to spend time procrastinating before they get to completing assignments given in class. Many teachers struggle to come up with tasks and projects that really engage and motivate students to skip procrastination and get working.

Next, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

Other News

Back to the regular Google alert for virtual school.

John de la Howe to use online school for younger students

… in grades 6-10 will no longer attend McCormick County School District after board members approved contracting with a virtual school program.

Persona 3’s ending made me appreciate all of life’s little endings

During the conclusion, the protagonist (a mostly silent tool that let me embody my vision of that virtual school life) lies in the arms of a teammate who …

Michael Sauer, the challenge inside

… calculus and physics to advanced placement literature and economics classes which he took himself online through the UW virtual school.

Commentary: Thank our Legislature and governor for putting students first

… access to virtual education to all students, saving taxpayers more than $300,000 by letting students continue participating in Florida Virtual School?

Is K12 Inc. (LRN) a Buy? The Stock Formed Double Top Pattern

Washingtonpost.com’s article titled: “Virtual school operator K12 Inc. faces challenge from stockholders demanding …” and published on December …

Free info session for AL virtual school at Hilton Garden Inn

A new virtual school might make you want to consider an educational alternative for your kids. Alabama Connections Academy is a tuition-free, virtual …

Marshfield joins virtual school affiliation

MARSHFIELD — The School District of Marshfield will venture into the world of virtual education after the Marshfield School Board voted to form an …

Ohio’s online charter school ECOT to lay off quarter of staff to repay $60M to state

In fact a study from the Fordham Institute last year, highlighted the downsides of specifically Ohio’s statewidevirtual school, concluding that it could not …

Virtual charter schools can help SC students succeed

As the principal of S.C. Whitmore School, a South Carolina Public Virtual Charter School, I was disappointed in The Post and Courier’s July 17 article …

Waterloo School Board updated on nutrition initiative

The lunch program in the Waterloo School District will be taking on a new … School officials provided an update on the trip to school board members June … a charter virtual school available to consortium and open enrolled students.

John de la Howe to use online school for younger students

John de la Howe to use online school for younger students … School District after board members approved contracting with a virtual school program.

Youngest graduate crosses stage at Abbotsford Virtual School

Not only did Christine Wiebe cross the floor as the school’s oldest graduate at age 75 (see separate story), but Isabelle Harris, 15, accepted her …

Catholic Education Western Australia to apply data science to school life

“Like the effectiveness of the virtual school for students in remote cities, the effectiveness of the portals were designing and around our aboriginal …

Andrews Academy gets another opportunity

Hybrid programs will allow kids to mix RCAA classes with virtual school classes or those at Beloit Memorial High School. There will be project …

Online classes limiting potential of rural students, teen says

Online courses ranging from accounting to visual art are offered through the Nova Scotia Virtual School (NSVS), which was founded in 2011.

Charter school employees now eligible for adoption bonuses

… take advantage of a one-time bonus for adopting children from Florida’s foster care system. Virtual school employees also are eligible for the bonus.

UPDATED: County school board OKs $2.2 million loan to pay off Apple

… Fund,” proceeds from the Mooresville-Belle Mina property, TVA-in-lieu-of-tax monies and revenue from the Connections Education virtual school.

St. Johns schools again earn an ‘A’ in state grades

St. Johns Virtual School, an online and blended learning program for K-12 students, also increased its ranking, from a “C” grade last year to an “A” this …

Finally, the Google alert for cyber school.

Berrien Springs school projects cut into reserves

… Elementary, nearly $1.4 million for the new tennis court complex and $1.25 million for the start up of five new “cyber school” off-campus sites.

Most school districts raising taxes, reducing staff to meet rising costs

… will increase in the budget for the upcoming year by 9 percent, health care by 10 percent, salaries by 2.9 percent and cyber school by 8.5 percent.

Agora Cyber Charter School

The graduates from Lancaster County are: Salam Alkhabaz, of Octorara Area School District; Elessa Deneen, of Manheim Township School District; …

Cyber/Charter School

Cyber/Charter School … Maria’s School of Dance has allowed local dancers to hone their skills and learn life lessons beyond the dance floor.

ASPIRA Inc of PA

ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania to launch its cyber school initiative for the 2017-18 school year. After a year of refining ASPIRA Bilingual Cyber Charter …

Livingston School Board votes to replace 55 flood-damaged school buses

Livingston School Board votes to replace 55 flood-damaged school buses … The board also briefly discussed the possibility of purchasing cyber …

Amend state school code to reflect realities of charter funding

Two decades later, close to 135,000 students attend one of the commonwealth’s 177 charter schools (163 bricks/mortar and 14 cyber charters) …

Official Orders School to Stop Using Taxpayer Funds on Ads

One of the nation’s largest online charter schools has been ordered to stop using taxpayer dollars on television ads attacking a decision by Ohio …

Charleroi School Board approves budget with tax increase, no cuts to programs

Cyber school tuition also increased by $94,000. Business Manager Crystal Zahand said with the total cost of cyber school tuition being close to …

Yost to school: Stop using tax funds on ads

School officials have said being forced to pay back the funds could be crippling for the cyber school, which has 15,000 students. The school has been …

Augusta University introduces girls to city’s growing cyber world through coding classes

… as the announcement for Augusta university’s new cyber school. As more businesses make their way to the southeast’s fastest-growing cyber hub, …

Pennsylvania teachers will be allowed to carry guns in school if new bill passes

Voice your opinion below in our comment section if you would feel safer with your child having an armed teacher, or if you would seek cyber school …

 

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